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Obituary: Lord Keane

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The Right Hon. Edward Arthur Wellington, Baron Keane, of Ghuznee, in Afghanistan, and of Cappoquin, in the county of Waterford, Major in the Army, late Captain 37th Foot, and A.D.C. to his father in India, died on the 25th ult., at his residence in Bolton-street, Piccadilly. He was born May 4, 1815, the eldest son of General Sir John Keane, G.C.B., G.C.H., who was raised to the Peerage in 1839 for having, while Commander-in-Chief in India, distinguished himself by his expedition to Afghanistan. Lord Keane, whose death we record, served as A.D.C., under his father, during the campaign in Afghanistan and Beloochistan, and received the medal and the brevet rank of Major for his participation in the capture of Ghuznee. He retired from the Army in 1841, and inherited the Peerage title in 1844. His Lordship married, April 13, 1847, Caroline Louisa Lydia, second daughter of Mr. Samuel Yate Benyon, of Denston Hall, by whom he leaves an only daughter. Having thus died without male issue, he is succeeded by his next brother, the Hon. John Manley Arbuthnot Keane, of Castletown House, in the county of Wexford, hon. Colonel Wexford Militia, and previously Major Rifle Brigade, who now becomes third Lord Keane. He was born Sept. 1, 1816; married, May 11, 1848, Mary Jane, sister and heiress of Sir Hugh Palliser Palliser, Bart.; and was left a widower, without issue, in October, 1881.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.150